Are you allowing God to move in your life? What is it that God has called you to do? Dora Perry @seedplanter11 encourages us to continue to keep that fire burning for Christ. As Christians we need to find the lost and hurting, even if it’s one by one and help bring them to Christ as we are working for the Lord and not ourselves.
Are You Willing To Give Your Life
My three teenagers just returned from a CIY (Christ In Youth) trip. God had moved in their lives so deeply I could see it in their eyes. My 18 year old daughter said she is called to be a missionary, my youngest daughter is mentoring now, my 18 year old son came back and told us God has called him to the military. He said he is to do something in this way, although he is not sure what yet. The words our son told us was the hardest words for parents to hear. When I started talking to him about what God has called me to do, he said “are you willing to give up your life”. Out of the mouth of a child, much wisdom came.
The following Sunday at church they had all the teenagers wearing their t-shirts from CIY. We sang some of the songs they had sung at CIY and some of the teenagers gave their testimonies on how God was moving in their lives and what He has called them to do. I felt the Holy Spirit very strong in the room and I was in tears through almost the whole service. I looked around, seen and felt God on the move in these young ones lives. Even sitting here writing this blog, I am holding the tears back. They had the fire of Christ burning within them, ready to go into the world, and shout it from the mountain tops.
This morning a dear friend sent me a blog that ended in “Are you doing work worth doing, or are you just doing your job”. So I have to ask, are we willing to give up our lives for our Savior? Are we willing to carry our crosses and each others burdens? Or are we walking around proclaiming to be Christians, but not doing what we are called to do. We can learn much from these precious young ones. We need to get our fire back, get out of the pews, and go out finding the lost and hurting. We are the workers that everyone is praying for. Their are many more workers in the world ready to be found, brought to Christ, and trained to go out into the fields. Are we training new disciples, or just saving as many as we can. Through faith we are saved for good works. It’s time to start training Christians for the good works. For without good works, faith is dead. You cannot have one without doing the other.
Don’t be afraid of what others may say. We have an audience of One. We are not of this world and our home is not here. It is not about us, it is about Him. To live is Christ, to die is gain. Are you willing to give up your life for Christ?
Matthew 28:18-20 (New International Version)
18Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Here are a couple of songs that help me to remember what our true purpose is.
Love to all in Christ,